I'm trying to create a dotted line, but the path is showing up like it has additional anchor points where there are none. How do I fix this?

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I think @user287001 may be correct about you using a brush. That's really the primary way artwork would not adhere to the path. His/her answer is fantastic for that situation.

However, I would not use a brush for this. I would merely create the dotted path using the available options on the Stroke Panel.

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You can see that when you enable the Align to Pixel Grid option, the "dots" start to become inconsistent....

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  • Ah thank you, this works! Don't know why I didn't think of this in the first place! – Kayleigh Jun 25 at 18:47

You have used a scatter brush to stroke your curve. There's bearing scattering ON like this:

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Double click the brush icon in the Brushes panel and remove the scattering or drag a new dot to the brushes collection and define it to be a pattern brush. One dot is enough, set the needed spacing in the brush defining dialog which pops up when you drag a dot to the brushes panel.

  • You may be 100% correct. But why use a brush at all? You can do this with simple dashed strokes. – Scott Jun 24 at 21:42
  • True, but the dot can be a dummy piece, used in the question because the questioner is not going to reveal his real pieces of art, which can be complex to be inserted to available dash patterns. – user287001 Jun 24 at 21:46

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